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Users of Real Property Appraisals

There are many reasons real property appraisals are conducted – purchasing or refinancing a home, tax and litigation, wealth management, marriage dissolution, determining ownership interests, etc. The information in this section describes why the services of a real property appraiser may be warranted and provides information on why an ASA designated appraiser is the best choice consumers or related professionals can make.

Why You Need an ASA Designated Appraiser

ASA designated appraisers have completed rigorous education requirements, must adhere to high ethical and moral standards and have extensive and specialized appraisal experience to meet your needs. You can be assured that all designated members of ASA:

  • Have achieved qualifications superior to those of a State Licensed or State Certified Appraiser
  • Have passed rigorous testing, education and experience qualification standards
  • Maintain higher standards of Ethics and Educational requirements over State certified or licensed appraisers and are subject to disciplinary actions for lack of adherence to these standards
  • Prepare appraisal reports that meets or exceeds the standards of peer review
  • Have passed a comprehensive exam in addition to the exam required for state licensing